The Edmonton Oilers have announced that Jean-Francois Houle has been named the sixth head coach in Bakersfield Condors history. The Condors are the ECHL affiliate of the Oilers.
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Houle replaces Troy Mann, who accepted the position of head coach with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears this month.
"We are thrilled to name Jean-François Houle as the head coach of the Bakersfield Condors," Oilers Assistant General Manager Bill Scott said in a press release. "After an exhaustive interview process we identified JF as the candidate we felt was best fit to lead the Condors and Oilers prospects into the future. He has an incredible knowledge of the game, strong work ethic and has the discipline to teach and mentor our players. JF has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited to have him join our organization.”
Houle has spent the last four-plus seasons coaching for Lewiston and Blainville-Boisbriand in the QMJHL. He has coached his teams to four consecutive 40-win seasons.
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